Definitely an improvement from the first. It has less corny editing, and the battle scenes are better shot and less tedious. Also, the scenery really pops out more in this one because of the cinematography.
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Disappointing. This had a great concept, but it was executed so poorly. The protagonist was a stalker who made bad choices, and it was difficult to have much sympathy for him throughout the film. The motifs were clunky, the message was muddled, and the movie seemed to have little in the way of a cohesive vision. Great score, though.
Surprisingly has more taste than your average 2000s (ahem, Adam Sandler) comedy. Still has its fair share of tasteless — and especially baffling — elements, though.
Also, there was one shot near the end (the one where Will Smith is looking off to the distance on a balcony) I actually liked??? At least that's something.
Surprisingly clever, well-written, and wholesome comedy despite its dark humor. There were some elements I thought were a little over-the-top (ahem, the Psycho Sam character), but this film always managed to have its grounded and meaningful moments within its wacky story. I appreciate how this film had several unexpected detours and outcomes it was somehow able to pull together into a cohesive and compelling ending.
As for specific elements of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I thought that the performances were…